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Accessing your Gmail account with IMAP

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Configuring your Gmail account in Email Parser can be done choosing Gmail or IMAP as the email source type. The first one uses the specific Gmail protocol and the other uses the standard IMAP protocol. Regarding to the features they offer, for Email Parser, they work equally fine. This help topic explains step-by-step how to enable IMAP access in Gmail.

  1. First, you need to open your Google account settings:
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  2. Then, you have to enable two-step authentication under the security section:
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  3. Once you have two-step verification working, the menu “App passwords” should appear below. We will use it to create a password for Email Parser:
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  4. Then, enable IMAP access under Gmail:
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  5. And finally, you can access your Gmail account using IMAP in Email Parser using imap.gmail.com as server:
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